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CPSC: Public Calendar 2018

  1. Commission Agenda
  2.    Meetings Between Commission Staff and Outside Parties
  3. Meetings for theJanuary 8 thru January 14, 2018
  4. Future Meetings
  5. Addendum

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  1. Commission Agendas

 

There are no Commission briefings or Commission decisional meetings scheduled for the week of January 8, 2018.

 

  1. Meetings Between Commission Staff and Outside Parties

 

All meetings listed below are open to the public unless otherwise stated.  For information on a specific meeting or to attend a meeting, please call the contact person listed for that meeting. Individuals requiring reasonable accommodation for a meeting should contact the Office of the Secretary, 301-504-7923 or by email, cpsc-os@cpsc.gov.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Abbreviations: we use asterisks (*) to identify meetings for the current week which have not appeared before in the printed Public Calendar.  If the meeting involves discussion of a “substantial interest matter,” defined by CPSC’s Meetings Policy, we show the date when we posted notice of the meeting on the Master Calendar.   The Master Calendar is on the CPSC Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/Public-Calendar/. We indicate whether a meeting is of substantial interest by the symbol (S); we use the symbol (N) to indicate non-substantial interest meetings. The Commission offices are located in the Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Under the Meetings Policy, a staff person holding or attending a substantial interest meeting must file a log of the meeting with the Office of the Secretary within 20 days.

 

  1. Week ofJanuary 8 thru January 14, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

 

*Hope Nesteruk, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call with the sling carrier task group to discuss warnings statements; 1:00 p.m. to  2:00 p.m. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Hope Nesteruk at hnesteruk@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Public Calendar 12/27/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/27/17.  (S)

 

Monday, January 8 – Saturday, January 13, 2018

 

*Doug Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participating in the National Electrical Code (NEC)– Code Making Panel 2 First Draft meeting to review public inputs as part of the revision cycle for the 2020 edition of the NEC; 8:00 a.m., Sonesta Hotel, Hilton Head, SC.  The meeting is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  For additional information contact Doug Lee, (301) 987-2073 or dlee@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 1/1/18.  Posted in the Public Calendar 1/2/18.  (S)

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 (Closed to the Public)

 

*Mary Toro, Troy Whitfield, Julio Alvarado (Office of Compliance) and other CPSC staff meeting with Paul S. Rosenlund of Duane Morris, LLP and representatives from Canyon Bicycles to discuss CPSC bicycle regulations as applicable to modern bicycles and EN/ISO regulations;10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The meeting is partially closed to the public due to a discussion of proprietary business sensitive data which will occur after the discussion of CPSC bicycle regulations.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/28/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 1/2/18.  (S)

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

 

*Celestine Kish, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call with the ASTM F15 task group for bath seats to discuss updating figures in the standard and soap solution reference; 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Celestine Kish at ckish@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/27/17.  (S)

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

 

Tim Smith, Directorate for Engineering Sciences/Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call of the ASTM Infant Bedding Firmness Task Group; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, please contact Tim Smith, tsmith@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/20/17.  Posted in the Public 12/20/17.  (S)

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

 

*Yeon Seok Kim, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participating in a teleconference of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 2157 High Speed Spin Cycle Task Group to discuss the development of test requirements to address the mechanical integrity of high-speed clothes washing machines during high speed spin cycles; 10:00 AM.  The meeting is being organized by the task group chair. For additional information, contact Yeon Seok Kim, (301) 987-2258; email: ykim@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 1/3/18.  Posted in the Public Calendar 1/3/18.  (S)

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

 

*Ian Hall, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and other CPSC staff will participate in a phone conference with representatives of Hovding; 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Representatives of Hovding requested the meeting to discuss ASTM helmet standards and processes.  For additional information contact Ian Hall at ihall@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 1/3/18.  Posted in the Public Calendar 1/3/18.  (S)

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

 

Kristen Talcott, Directorate for Engineering Sciences/Human Factors, and other staff will be participating in a teleconference with the ASTM F833 Stroller Wheel Task Group on from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The main topic will be test methods relating to the detachment of wheels on jogging strollers. This meeting was requested by the Task Group Chair, Bob Crowley. For additional information, please contact Kristen Talcott at ktalcott@cpsc.gov or (301) 987-2311.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/14/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/18/17.  (S)

 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

 

*Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ASTM F15.10 teleconference on flame mitigation devices on gasoline containers from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/27/17.  (S)

 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

 

Kristen Talcott, Directorate for Engineering Sciences/Human Factors, and other staff will be participating in a teleconference with the ASTM F833 Armbar Covering Task Group from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The main topic will be stroller arm bar cover test methods and rationale. This meeting was requested by the Task Group Chair, Bob Crowley. For additional information, please contact Kristen Talcott at ktalcott@cpsc.gov or (301) 987-2311.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/14/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/18/17.  (S)

 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

 

*Celestine Kish, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call with the ASTM F15 task group for infant inclined sleep products to discuss electrical requirements; 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This conference call was requested by ASTM.  For additional information contact Celestine Kish at ckish@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 1/2/18.  Posted in the Public Calendar 1/3/18.  (S)

 

Friday, January 12, 2018

 

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ASTM F15.45 task group on candle incident data teleconference on from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/18/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/19/17.  (S)

 

  1. Future

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

 

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ASTM F15.45 teleconference reviewing recent candle incidents from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/24/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 10/24/17.  (S)

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2017

 

Hope Nesteruk and Celestine Kish, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call with the ASTM F15 task group for play yards to discuss potential testing requirements for mattress breathability; 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Hope Nesteruk at hnesteruk@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/22/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/27/17.  (S)

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

 

Rick McCallion, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call with the ASTM F24 EVO task group III. The task group will discuss comments and concerns raised at the October 2017 Committee meeting and explore improvements and additions that can be made to existing F24 standards; 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Rick McCallion at rmccallion@cpsc.gov (301) 987-2222.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/12/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/12/17.  (S)

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

 

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will attend the ASTM F15.72 task group meeting on Flame Mitigation Devices on disposable fuel containers from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/12/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/12/17.  (S)

 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

 

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will attend the Flame Jetting Awareness teleconference from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/3/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/3/17.  (S)

 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

 

Hope Nesteruk, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call with the soft infant and toddler carrier task group to discuss nursing in carriers; 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Hope Nesteruk at hnesteruk@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/27/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/27/17.  (S)

 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tim Smith, Directorate for Engineering Sciences/Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call of the ASTM Ad Hoc Language Task Group; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST. The meeting was requested by ASTM and will discuss new business. For additional information, please contact Tim Smith, tsmith@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/13/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/13/17.  (S)

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

 

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ANSI Z21/CSA Joint Technical Subcommittee on Standards for Outdoor Cooking and Illuminating Gas Appliances teleconference on from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.  For more information on in this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/15/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/18/17.  (S)

 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

 

Rick McCallion, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call with the ASTM F24 EVO task group III. The task group will discuss comments and concerns raised at the October 2017 Committee meeting and explore improvements and additions that can be made to existing F24 standards; 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Rick McCallion at rmccallion@cpsc.gov (301) 987-2222.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/12/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/12/17.  (S)

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

 

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the Carbon Monoxide Alliance teleconference from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/27/17.  (S)

 

Wednesday, April 11 – Friday, April 13, 2018

 

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the UL/AHRI/IEC Working Group 10 meeting on flammable refrigerants on Wednesday April 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDTThursday April 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT, and Friday April 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/19/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/20/17.  (S)

 

  1. Addendum

 

Meeting notices printed in this section did not reach the Office of the Secretary in time to meet the Tuesday noon deadline for the previously printed Public Calendar.  Under the CPSC Meetings Policy, however, staff persons, including Commissioners, can meet the seven-day notice requirement by placing notice of meeting on the Master Calendar at least seven days before the meeting.  The Master Calendar can be found on the CPSC Web Site at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/Public-Calendar/. In addition, the policy allows the Office of the General Counsel to waive the seven-day notice requirement of meetings of the staff personnel, and individual Commissioners can waive the requirement for themselves and their personal staff.

 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 (Closed to the Public)

 

Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle and staff will meet with representatives of Legrand to discuss issues related to AFCI/GFCI circuits. The beginning of the meeting will be open to the public and will include discussion of concerns related to proposals to the 2020 National Electric Code (NEC). Following that discussion, the rest of the meeting will be closed to the public as Legrand will present confidential data to show how they believe certain proposals to NEC could impact the market and consumer safety. The meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m., in Bethesda Towers, Room 724. The meeting was requested by Jeff Terrey, Rasky Partners, Inc.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello at 301-504-7237. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 1/2/18.  Posted in the Public Calendar 1/2/18.  (S)

 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

 

Steve Hanway, Directorate for Epidemiology, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a meeting with the ASTM Liquid Laundry Packets subcommittee regarding evaluation of the F3159-15 voluntary standard and establishing reduction goals; 10:00 a.m.  The meeting will be held via telephone. For additional information contact Steve Hanway at shanway@cpsc.gov or 301-504-7256. (OGC approved waiver of seven-day notice.)  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/24/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 1/2/18.  (S)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

 

Susan Bathalon, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, will be participating in a conference call with the ASTM F15.22 task group to discuss tests associated with bow and arrow projectiles ; 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST.  This conference call was requested by ASTM.  For additional information contact Susan Bathalon,  sbathalon@cpsc.gov.  (OGC approved waiver of seven-day notice.)  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 1/3/18.  Posted in the Public Calendar 1/3/18.  (S)

 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

 

Hope Nesteruk, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call with the ASTM F15 task group to discuss low to the ground bassinet stability; 1:00 p.m. to 2:00  p.m. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Hope Nesteruk at hnesteruk@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/27/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/27/17.  (S)

 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

 

Kevin Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be participating in ASTM F15 meeting to develop performance requirements for child cabinet and appliance locks over a phone conference; 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4490. Attendee access code: 487 323 71.  For additional information contact Kevin Lee klee@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/27/17.  (S)

 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

 

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ASTM F15.10 teleconference on F852, the gasoline container standard from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/21/17.  (S)

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